Movie Number- 20
Title– Jaws 2 (1978)
Branden’s Rating– 7 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– 8 out of 10
Average Rating– 7.5
Netflix Rating– 4 Stars
Comments– After finally watching the classic creature feature Jaws, I didn’t expect the sequel to hold a candle to the first. But, I was pleasantly surprised. Although the first movie is definitely better, Jaws 2 is a worthy-enough sequel. The second shark doesn’t nearly get as much of a story as the first one did, and things aren’t nearly as…what’s the word…epic? For lack of a better word, we will stick with that- things weren’t nearly as epic as the first movie. Having virtually the same cast down to the smaller characters in the town was a real plus as I had no trouble following the story which happens four years after the original. As I said, Jaws 2 relies on its better shark effects to entertain the audience instead of relying on a deep story, which was a little bit of a negative to me after being treated to the wonderful storytelling of the first film. But I definitely think this movie holds up as a sequel well (I don’t think it could stand on its own too well, however). Good-Great.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.